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Saving Time and Increasing Production Using the Online Discussion Forum

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Monday, January 20, 2014 to Thursday, May 8, 2014
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In my hybrid course, more time  is needed to ensure that students have time to practive oral presentations, to receive peer feedback, and to get peer reviews on written asssignments.  Initially, I would explain the assignment in-class and students would submit it online.  If we had time, we would share briefly (2-3 minutes per student).  The results were rushed work with only average results. 

I changed the requirements for every assignment and every in-class presentation by requiring students to post it to the Discussion Forum 4-7 days prior to the official due date and to provide peer feedback to 3 or more peers.   Oral presentations are done online via the media  tab, and not only do they get feedback from me, but they also receive peer feedback.  I have found that this has tremendously improved the quality of work and has created a much a greater sense of community among the students.   

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EDU230H
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PETAA00009's picture
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Excellent job Rachel! You saw a problem, came up with a strategy to address it, implemented it, and saw significant improvement. It was a great example of the action research cycle. One thing - as I develop my new online course, I want to implement your ideas since my students do presentations also. Imitation is the sheerest form of flattery!

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Hi Rachel,

I do presentaitons with my hybrid class as well and time is always a limitation.  One question--how do you ensure that the students not only provide feedback, but more importantly provide feedback that is useful to the student?  Is there a rubric and/or instruction that you do to help students provide appropriate and useful feedback? 

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Rachel, I think this is a great way of maximizing the unique qualities of in-class vs. online interaction.  Certainly the results panned out.